Diversity in College is Important
It’s likely you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, “diversus” which means “various”. Today we use it to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are looking for is opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds .
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Alabama State, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country
The Diversity Here is Average
We come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Alabama State University is thought to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,536 nationwide.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
Seeking diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #2,446, Alabama State University is well below average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Alabama State
If the data is present, the chart will also show Alabama State faculty diversity.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Alabama State University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,422 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,866 males and 2,946 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Alabama State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alabama State's faculty, as well as students.
Above Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 54.9% of the students attending Alabama State University come from within Alabama. This puts Alabama State's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #487.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 31 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Alabama State
There is a mid sized group of about 130 international students at Alabama State University representing at least 20 countries. Check out the Alabama State International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Alabama State University, 55.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alabama State #1,047 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Alabama State
Analyze the age range of Alabama State undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Alabama State doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Alabama State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alabama State?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.